From unique billing and funding requirements to addressing the needs of a medically underserved population, community health centers (CHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) face distinct challenges that can thankfully be solved with medical software and services from CompuGroup Medical.
CHCs typically provide care to medically underserved areas. These areas include the underinsured and uninsured, as well as low-income patients and people living in remote areas who may not have access to much in the way of primary care services.
Because of the critical role community health centers play in important towns and neighborhoods throughout the country, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Bureau of Primary Health Care have created a specific reimbursement designation for community-based providers known as FQHC, or a Federally Qualified Health Center.
Also known as a "safety net provider," an FQHC is eligible to receive Medicare payments on the unique, encounter basis. As an FQHC, these Medicare payments are designed to cover the medically necessary primary health services and qualified preventive services you provide.
Healthcare providers face many challenges every day, and CHCs must navigate an even more complex system to fully realize their potential. Luckily, CompuGroup Medical provides a full suite of software and services to help CHCs meet these challenges. From reimbursement solutions to full-featured practice management and EHR systems, CompuGroup Medical eases the administrative burden so that CHCs like yours can put the focus back where it belongs—on the patient.